Ryan McCann

 

b 1979, Los Angeles, CA

Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2003                B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018                Use Your Words, Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

 

2017                Participating in the Illusion, 2426 SET, Los Angeles CA

 

2016                Random Acts of Fire, LaunchLA, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015                Gold Chains and Champagne II, Artists 101, Los Angeles, CA

 

2014                Death To..., Guy Hepner, West Hollywood, CA

 

2013                Gold Chains and Champagne, Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL

 

                       Things I Wanted Too Sea, Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020                We Are Here / Here We Are, curated by Durden Ray, Los Angeles, CA

 

2019                We Rise, curated by Ivan Ontiveros, Los Angeles, CA

 

2018                Reunion plus 1, curated by John Wolf, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

 

                       We Rise, curated by Eli Consilvio, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       Into Action, curated by Ivan Ontiveros, Los Angeles, CA                

 

                       SCOPE / New York, curated by Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

 

                       Alchemist, curated by Brenda Harrop, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood,  CA

 

                       Art Palm Springs, curated by Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

                       Perspectives, curated by Brenda Harrop, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

 

2017                Iconic Black Panther, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       SCOPE / Miami, curated by Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA

 

2015                SCOPE / New York, curated by Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

                       

                       Murmurs and Intrusions, curated by Steven Wolkoff & Jenny Hager, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

 

2014                SCOPE / Miami, curated by Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2013                SCOPE / Basel Switzerland, curated by Terrence Sanders, Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

                        Beyond Minimalism, curated by Nick Lisica and Shannon LaBelle,  

                        HUDSON | LINC, West Hollywood, CA

 

2012                Context / Art Miami, curated by Anna Milashevych, Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL

 

                        Summer Reading, curated by Anna Milashevych, Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL

 

                        Random Acts Of Time, curated by William Moreno, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

 

                        GEM, curated by Peter Mays, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

2011                LAAA Open Show, curated by Charlie Manzo / Gagosian Gallery New  York, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       Flag Stop, curated by Tim Gratkowski, FLAG STOP,  Torrance, CA

 

                       Social Being, curated by Nick Lisica, HUDSON|LINC, San Pedro, CA

 

                        Not A C.A.R., curated by Silvia Sonnenschmidt and Thomas Volkmann,

                       

                        Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

                        GEM, curated by Peter Mays, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010                Deconstruct | Reconstruct, curated by Peter DeMaria, FIX Gallery, Los   Angeles, CA

 

                        Annual Art Auction, curated by Peter Mays, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

2009                The Lingering Feast, curated by Merry Karnowsky, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       Venus, Goddess of Love, curated by Andi Campognone, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       Art Wind Rises, curated by A.K. Chen, X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

 

2008                By the Running Foot, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

 

2003                UCLA Senior Studio Group Show, University of California Los Angeles, Westwood, CA

 

 

SELECTED PRESS

 

2020                “Trailblazers: An Artist’s Passion Reignited,” The New York Time: T Brand Studio, YouTube Video, January 6, 2020

 

2019                Katie White, “Do What You Must: A Q&A With Ryan McCann,” Frontrunner Magazine, May 21, 2019

 

2017                “Opening Reception of Participating in the Illusion by Visual Artist Ryan McCann,” LA Guestlist, October 10, 2017

 

2016                “From Athlete to Artist,” LA Canvas, January 5, 2016

 

2015                Natalie Hegert, “Investment or Impulse: What Kind of Collector Are You?,” The Huffington Post, March 6, 2015

 

                       G. James Daichendt, “Ryan McCann: Courage is Fire,” KCET: Artbound, March 2, 2015

 

2012                Nick Schonberger, “Ryan McCann "Death To Koons" Print,” Complex, September 25, 2012

 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

 

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

New Orleans Saints, New Orleans, LA

Lava Records, New York, NY

Quincy Jones, Los Angeles, CA

Joe Russo, Los Angeles, CA

David Michod, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

COMMISSIONS

 

Patron Tequila, Los Angeles, CA

Gibson Guitars, West Hollywood, CA

NBA Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry West, Los Angeles, CA

The City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA

 

 

BIO

 

Ryan McCann grew up, lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He studied Art and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. After initially pursuing a career as a professional football player with the Cincinnati Bengals, McCann suffered a career-ending injury in 2003. He harnessed the energy from this setback and channeled it to pursue his true passion: art. Since 2004, McCann has exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in several institutional collections.  Notable commissions include Gibson Guitars, Patron Tequila, and The City of West Hollywood.